Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Windows, Office, Apple/enterprise, web browsers and web apps for Computerworld.

Why Windows 10 1909 should not be a one-off

Why Windows 10 1909 should not be a one-off

It's never easy figuring out what Microsoft is up to when it comes to its plans for Windows 10. But the way it's handled updates in 2019 could point to what it plans to do in 2020 and beyond.

Windows 10 1909: 7 oddities, quirks and inconsistencies

Windows 10 1909: 7 oddities, quirks and inconsistencies

It's a "feature upgrade" without many new features, shares release documentation with its predecessor, and was ready to go a month before its actual release. Yes, Windows 10 1909 is a rare bird indeed.

Microsoft (finally) delivers service pack-like Windows 10 1909

Microsoft (finally) delivers service pack-like Windows 10 1909

The latest version of Windows 10 is little more than a rerun of the May version of the operating system, though it does offer a few new features.

Google ponders shaming slow websites inside Chrome

Google ponders shaming slow websites inside Chrome

In a bid to push website developers to speed up their site response times, Google may start flagging those that load slowly.

FAQ: Microsoft sharpens Edge

FAQ: Microsoft sharpens Edge

The company's new Chromium-based browser will officially arrive in final form in January. Here's what you need to know about it ahead of the rollout.

Microsoft sets Jan. 15 launch for its second-chance Edge

Microsoft sets Jan. 15 launch for its second-chance Edge

A release candidate of the Chromium-based browser can already be downloaded from Microsoft's website. The final version shows up in about 10 weeks.

Google strengthens Chrome's site isolation to protect browser against its own vulnerabilities

Google strengthens Chrome's site isolation to protect browser against its own vulnerabilities

One Google engineer called site isolation 'the single greatest advance in browser security since the creation of the sandbox.'

Google to stop indexing Flash for search

Google to stop indexing Flash for search

With browser makers already putting the kibosh on the once-popular multimedia format, Google search is about to deliver something of a coup de grace.

What happens after Windows 7's retirement?

What happens after Windows 7's retirement?

The January end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 is fast approaching. Here's a rundown of some of the issues companies should keep in mind as that date draws near.

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

Microsoft starts nagging Windows 7 Pro users about end of support

Microsoft starts nagging Windows 7 Pro users about end of support

As the January end-of-support deadline for the aged OS approaches, Microsoft is ramping up efforts to get users to move to Windows 10.

Windows 10: It's complicated

Windows 10: It's complicated

Think fast: How many versions of Windows 10 are there now, how often do they get updated and how long will Microsoft support them? You almost need a spreadsheet to keep track — and that's a problem.

Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

The newly renamed 'Windows 10 November 2019 Update' is nearing release. But given the company's past naming conventions, it might not show up until November.

Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

The last update for Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 and Windows 10 Education 1703 arrived on Tuesday.

Opera jumps on tracking blocker bandwagon

Opera jumps on tracking blocker bandwagon

The browser maker unveiled version 64 of Opera, which now relies on the open-source EasyPrivacy Tracking Protection List to bolster user privacy and speed up surfing.

Apple delivers macOS Catalina

Apple delivers macOS Catalina

The company first unveiled the latest version of its desktop OS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It arrived for all users on Monday.

Microsoft's plan to ignore Windows 10 1809 worked

Microsoft's plan to ignore Windows 10 1809 worked

Remember the problematic rollout of last year's fall update to Windows 10? Microsoft would just as soon forget it happened, and hopes users do, too.

Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December

Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December

The company plans to add a hacked-password alert system into its browser by the end of year; Firefox aims to do much the same thing this month.

Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Microsoft now says it will offer patches for the aging OS through early 2023 to any business that's willing to pay up.

Microsoft gives Windows 10 1903 the 'go' sign for business, four months after release

Microsoft gives Windows 10 1903 the 'go' sign for business, four months after release

The business-ready milestone is designed to give enterprises confidence that 1903 is both stable and reliable and can be widely deployed.

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